The University of Nottingham
Philosophy and Theology BA (Hons)
The University of Nottingham

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 130 graduates of Philosophy and Theology BA (Hons) and other courses in Philosophy at The University of Nottingham for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Philosophy.

Overall student satisfaction
82 /100
130 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Philosophy

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Philosophy at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28000 £26500 £31000
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £32000 £20000 - £33000 £25500 - £45000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Philosophy

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24849 £22804 £26958
25-75 percentile range £20667 - £28944 £16394 - £29175 £19129 - £35876

Course Description

Religion and philosophy are two of the most profound influences on individuals and society. By studying them together you'll get to understand:

  • the overlaps and differences between the two
  • how they can support and disagree with each other
  • their personal, historical, and cultural importance

You'll cover issues from the deeply personal to society-wide concerns, giving you a greater understanding of different ways of living.

This degree will transform how you think and feel about fundamental issues of human existence.

Theology

  • Study biblical writings together with key thinkers, ideas, events and movements that shaped the course of Western Christian thought
  • Examine the key texts, thinkers, ideas and events in the history of Islam and Judaism
  • Opportunity to learn ancient Greek and Hebrew

Philosophy

  • Study topics, figures, and themes from across the Western, Indian and Chinese traditions
  • Explore crime and justice, race and gender, politics and religion, the environment and society
  • Learn to apply philosophical thinking to everyday issues

You don't need to have formally studied either Theology or Philosophy to take this degree.

Combine with other subjects

You may also combine Theology and Philosophy with other subjects in our Liberal Arts BA.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Philosophy and Theology BA (Hons) at The University of Nottingham

25% Sales occupations
10% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
10% Other Educational Professionals
10% Welfare and housing associate professionals
10% Elementary occupations
10% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
10% Information Technology Professionals
10% Administrative occupations
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

The Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Including a relevant subject/science @ C or above (80 UCAS tariff points)

Scottish Higher qualifications are considered on an individual basis

Access to HE Diploma

Including one in a relevant subject/science (80 UCAS tariff points)

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus A Level English at grade B. Preferred:- Performing Arts, Art & Design, Digital Film and Video Production,Business IT, Applied Science,Sport, Sport and Exercise Science

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D plus AB in two A Levels to include English. Preferred:- Performing Arts, Art & Design, Digital Film and Video Production,Business IT, Applied Science,Sport, Sport and Exercise Science

European Baccalaureate - 75% overall

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Philosophy and Theology, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Philosophy and Theology BA (Hons)

Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £21500 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £21500 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of The University of Nottingham in top UK and global rankings.

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About The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is a government funded research university based in Nottingham, England. Their aim is to become global leaders in education and research, cultivating a culture of curiosity and ambition. The university’s main campus is located approximately half an hour’s bus ride away from Nottingham city centre, which gives students the peace and quiet they need to study while not removing them completely from metropolitan comforts.

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Student composition of The University of Nottingham

undergraduates:
27810
postgraduates:
7620
Total:
35430
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Where is this programme taught

University Park Campus
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